Friday, November 25, 2011

Vintage Santa Ornament with Tutorial

Here's a fast and easy ornament project with the rich look of copper and gold.
The hardest part of this project just may be finding the glass ornaments.  I found these while on a shopping trip to the MARY MAXIM Outlet in Port Huron, Michigan.  I only bought two boxes and wish I had gotten more!  I tried to find them online again but couldn't.  They are manufactured by and if you go to their website you can search for a retailer in your state.  It looks like Pat Catan's and Ben Franklin stores carry their product so you may be able to find them there.  These are unique because they are 2.25" round but each side is flat making them perfect for paper crafting. 
Here's how to create the ornament:
1.  Using alcohol inks, apply to a felt pad on the blending tool and pounce all over the back and half the side of the ornament.  Once dry, do the other half of the side and the back. 
2.  Using an book page, punch a 1.75" circle.  Use the blending tool and a foam pad to distress the circle with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Stamp the santa image onto a scrap piece of beige cardstock  with Archival Ink then punch out the image with a 1.5" round punch.  Fussy cut the top and sides of the image out, leaving the bottom portion rounded.  You can leave the image as is or add color.  (I  used a bit of Fired Brick Distress Inks and a water pen to add a touch of color to his hat and coat.  I did the same thing to his face with Vintage Photo.)
 3.  Using a glue stick, attach the santa cutout to the book paper circle.  Attach this element to the ornament with a thin coat of Glossy Accents.  Once dry, add a border of Stickles.  HINT:  Instead of trying to make a perfect circle squeezing out a continuous line, create the circle using small dots of Stickles next to each other.  Much easier to control!
4.  Once the Stickles are dry, fill in the circle with Glossy Accents.  Sprinkle glitter over the GA in the areas around the santa and let dry completely...usually over night. 
5.  Create the Fragment tag by stamping the sentiment on a scrap piece of book page with Archival Ink.  Apply a thin coat of Glossy Accents to the paper and press on the tag.  Let dry.  Trim paper from around tag and from tag hole.  Using the same alcohol inks as on ornament, apply to tag edges and back.  Cut a length of copper wire and attach tag to the ornament loop.  Curl the ends of the wire with a brush handle or dowel.  Tie on scrap of ribbon.

I'm working on another project I'll be sharing using these glass ornaments. 
Here's a hint:  faux mercury glass!

Supply List:
*Glass Ornament
*Alcohol inks--Latte, Caramel, Ginger, Gold Mixative
*Distress Inks--Vintage Photo, Fired Brick
*Stickles--Vintage Photo
*Glitter--Martha Stewart "Bronze"
*Tim Holtz "Fragments" tag
*Old book page
*Circle Punches--1.75" and 1.5"
*Stamp--"Vintage Christmas" by Crafty Secrets
*Scrap piece of beige cardstock
*Archival Ink-Coffee
*Glossy Accents
*Copper wire
*Bronze ribbon-7"
*Misc--Tonic Scissors, Blending Tool with felt & foam pads, disposable gloves, glue stick, water pen


Shelly Hickox said...

This is gorgeous!!

Hetty said...

This is absolutely wonderful!

Karen said...

These are lovely Cindi. A bunch of those will be lovely on the tree or as a present.

Tammy said...

LOVE THIS!!! I hope to get my family together to create together:) be blessed Beyond Measure

Unknown said...

really beautiful Cindy! Hopefully I will get to try it out one of these days!

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling Ornament!!!
Love it!

Backyard Nature said...

Awesome ornament! You did a fantastic job! I am going to try and find these ornaments!

Marjo said...

Gorgeous ornament! Thanks for the great directions, will have to give this a try.

Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

xoxo Marjo

shaz earl said...

Fabulous ornament

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

Liz said...

Brilliant !! Thanks for joining as C4E this week.

Anonymous said...

This are awesome! The ideas running through my head for these ornaments - I need to check out local Ben Franklin store to see if I can get the ornaments...

linda from arizona said...
I found some here! What an awesome job you did on these ornaments. So pretty!

Trisha said...

Gorgeous ornament, Cindy!! I hope I can find an online source for some of these flat ornaments! Thanks for showing these, and the tutorial! said...

Linda, those ornaments are similiar but the sides are convex, not flat. Thanks for posting, as they may be a good option if the flat ones can't be found.

crafty amy said...

Wow this is so pretty they are going to look stunning on your tree! It is a great tut too :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Paper Squirrel said...

Beautiful! Gotta love those AIs!!

pinky said...

Wow amazing work! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh wow - fab project
Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week
Good Luck
Sarah x

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous Ornament Cindi.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Pat said...

Wow, gorgeous ornament. I have never seen these before. Thank you for the tutorial and it is going into my stash of how to's. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Mandy said...

Sorry I'm late with my comment,life just got in the way,but I wanted to say thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious..Hope to see you joining in with us in the New Year when we return...
Mandy x

sara said...

wow thats stunning what a fab idea thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

michele said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Buladi said...

Brilliant work. I wish to say that it is absolutely wonderful. love this ribbon.

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